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Originally Posted by tdw View Post
Hey Paulo,

Thought this my interest you. Our godson is crewing on a Salona 44 in this year's Sydney to Hobart.

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2011.. The Yachts


Hey Andrews, I have seen that the Salona 44 and your godson have done well on the Hobart: 32th overall and 3th on the division 2 on ORCI only beaten by two First 45 and not for much, a little bit more than 2 hours for the class winner, Victoire that is a well of a boat and it is a chronic winner of that class on the Hobart.

Fact is that the First is probably more efficient with heavy weather upwind, it is a heavier boat with a bigger B/D ratio. If there was some light wind sailing evolved the story could be other. I guess that the best boat to win that class in that race is the new XP-44. I wonder why there was none racing.

Please ask your godson what was his impression about the boat and post it here. I would like to know his opinion and the way the boat performed.


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